Statistics for the Social Sciences using Excel offers an excellent and helpful introduction to business statistics for students who require a first course, providing all of the explanation, tools, and skills which are required in order to master the subject matter. Thorough, clear and accessible, the text guides students in a progressive, step-by-step manner through the theoretical concepts and techniques, and supports understanding by providing extensive examples from a South African context. The text assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and includes refresher chapters on numerical skills and Microsoft Excel. This text is eminently suitable as a first course in statistics for students who are studying the subject as a module within any social science-based programme of study.
1. Introduction ; 2. Visualizing and Presenting Data ; 3. Data Descriptors ; 4. Probability Concepts ; 5. Random Variables ; 6. Discreet probability distributions ; 7. Continuous Probability Distributions ; 8. Sampling and sampling distributions ; 9. Estimation ; 10. Hypotheses Testing: One Population/Sample ; 11. Hypotheses Testing: Two Populations/Samples ; 12. Linear Correlation and Regression Analysis ; 13. Time Series Data and Analysis ; 14. Chi Square and Non-Parametric Hypothesis Testing ; 15. Factorial Experiments ; Appendix A: Numerical Skills Revision ; Appendix B: Introduction to Microsoft Excel